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Your local newspaper: The real deal

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While no one should ever say “I know it’s real because I saw it on the internet,” everyone should be able to say, “I know it’s real. I read it in the newspaper.”

Real newspapers reporting real news have never been more important or more valuable to readers and communities.

This week, newspapers across the...

Power of the press is in being the ‘Way to Know’ for news consumers

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WASHINGTON – The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor “aspirational” reportage that feels good without doing any good.

But also notice in those words the key to the future for newsrooms across the nation:  A visible role in the daily life of the nation rooted in real benefit and sustained credibility.

Newsprint may not be the medium-of-choice today for many readers, and perhaps certainly not the one for the...

Manufacturers reach future workers, customers through Mfg Day

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October 2017 marks the third year that Albuquerque-based window and door manufacturer Glass-Rite is participating in Manufacturing Day, a nationwide celebration of manufacturing and its impact on local economies.

“People want to see the manufacturing facility, so we walk them through it and try to have all the equipment operating — our automated glasscutter, frame welder — it’s what people are interested in,” said Steve Hoberg, vice president of sales and public relations for the company that employs about 30 workers.

Glass-Rite will open its doors to the public and student groups for tours on Oct. 25. “We also have groups of students from CNM once or twice a year as...

Majority of Benefits of Trump Tax Plan Would Go to NM’s Highest-Income Earners

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ALBUQUERQUE —The tax plan just released by the Trump Administration would largely benefit those who earn the most money, with 80 percent of the tax cut going to the top 20 percent of Americans, and about two-thirds going to the richest 1 percent. In New Mexico, 72 percent of the tax cuts would go to the top 20 percent of the state’s taxpayers. These are taxpayers earning $98,400 and up. In addition, the proposed tax cuts would impact how much tax revenue New Mexico collects, further reducing the amount of money the state has to invest in education, health care, and public safety. These are among the findings in a report released today by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute on...

Annual review yields stronger JTIP program

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The Job Training Incentive Program, the economic development tool better known as JTIP, is responsible for creating 10,000 New Mexico jobs since 2011, according to the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD).

Since 1972, JTIP has been providing incentives for qualifying employers who are expanding or relocating in the state. Incentives include money for on-the-job training for up to six months and reimbursement of up to 75 percent of an approved employee’s wages and training costs at an approved New Mexico public education institution.

“It’s a strong tool in place, and we will continue to use it to make positive changes,” said EDD communications director Benjamin...

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